Functional Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, often called “nose job”, is surgery to change the shape of your nose by reshaping the nasal bone or cartilage. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of plastic surgery. With rhinoplasty, appearance disorders such as the size or small size of the nose in proportion to the face, bridge or depression when viewed from the side, low or drooping nasal tip, thickness or width of the nasal tip can be eliminated.

Although it is performed for aesthetic purposes, respiratory disorders can be treated during rhinoplasty surgery. In this direction, you should tell your doctor about all the problems you have experienced before surgery and explain the appearance of the nose you want.

For rhinoplasty, if the aim is aesthetic appearance, there is no upper age limit for all individuals, but approximately 18 years old for boys and approximately 16 years old for girls is the lower limit. These ages are known as the ages when bone development is completed. However, if you are experiencing respiratory distress due to a deformity caused by an injury, rhinoplasty can be performed at a younger age.

Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed under local, sedation and general anesthesia. If the procedure is a simple procedure, local anesthesia may be preferred. General anesthesia and local anesthesia are preferred in children and open rhinoplasty surgery. After the surgery, there will be a plaster cast on the nose and tampons in the nose. While the tampons are usually removed after 1 or 2 days, the plaster mold is removed after 1 or 2 weeks after surgery. There will not be much pain in the first hours after surgery. Nausea, vomiting and dizziness may occur. Intermittent ice application for the first 2-3 days after surgery will prevent swelling and bruising. In the days after the surgery, you should be protected from possible blows to the nose and avoid sports, activities and glasses that may contact the nose for the first 2 months.

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